Preparatory German language course
Many universities offer preparatory German language classes in order to equip students with the language skills needed for their studies. These courses usually take one semester (6 months) and culminate in the DSH exam. At some universities, you can apply directly for for the DSH exam without attending German language classes first.
Your educational background
The goal of a preparatory German language course is to equip students with the language skills needed for studying a bachelor, Staatsexamen or master's course (= subject studies). It is therefore only possible to participate in a preparatory German language course if your educational certificates qualify you to subsequently begin subject studies.
Most universities require a proof of language proficiency that shows a certain level of German language proficiency, such as a language certificate. For some universities, a record of attendance at a specific number of classes or hours is enough.
In addition to an appropriate educational background and sufficient language proficiency, there are further criteria for admission to a preparatory German language course. These admission criteria are set by the individual universities. The criteria may include formal application requirements such as deadlines or certification and translation of documents.
To ensure a successful application, get information from the uni-assist universities about your options and criteria for a preparatory German language course.
Get information on the following from the universities of your choice:
Not every university offers German language classes for all proficiency levels. Some universities do not offer any language classes at all, others offer only classes to prepare for specific courses of study.
uni-assist is not automatically responsible for all applications to a uni-assist university. In some cases, uni-assist handles applications to university courses, but not applications for the German language course.